Brian T. Thompson

Brian is a partner of Hopper Mikeska, PLLC. He focuses his practice on probate, guardianship, and other fiduciary litigation. Before joining Hopper Mikeska, PLLC, Brian was a partner at the firm of McGinnis, Lochridge and Kilgore, LLP, in Austin and concentrated his work in the firm’s Personal Injury and Wrongful Death and Financial Services practice groups.

EDUCATION
University of Texas School of Law (Juris Doctor with Honors, 2005)
Louisiana State University (B.A. summa cum laude, Political Science; B.S. summa cum laude, College Honors, Animal Science)

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
Hopper Mikeska, PLLC, 2013-Present
McGinnis, Lochridge and Kilgore, LLP, 2005-2013

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Licensed to practice in the State of Texas; the United States District Courts for the Western, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas; and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Austin Young Lawyer’s Association
Board Member, Equality Texas
Former Vice-Chair, Austin Human Rights Commission
Former Commissioner, Austin Urban Transportation Commission
Pro Bono Attorney, Volunteer Legal Services of Austin
Pro Bono Attorney, American Gateways
Commissioner, Austin Ethics Review Commission
Commissioner, Austin Downtown Court Advisory Committee

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, Personal Injury: Plaintiff - Products (2012-2013)
American Gateways 2011 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Finalist
Travis County Democratic Party Freedom To Marry Hero Award Recipient

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

  • Author, Recent Attorney General Opinion Gives a Roadmap for Same-Sex Benefits in the Public Sector, Texas Bar Journal (Designated for Publication, Spring 2014)
  • Author, Defending Against the Option: The Legal Issues Facing Corporate Counsel Confronting the Stock Options Backdating Scandal, Association of Corporate Counsel, Austin, TX (September 2006)